(More) the Church and GM

Two weeks ago, USA today published a story detailing the decline of church attendance among young people in America.  It started with these words:

“Most young adults today don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible, a major survey by a Christian research firm shows.If the trends continue, “the Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships,” says Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources.”

The story got a lot of attention.  It was shocking to some.  Not so much to me.  The fact that more and more people do not see a church service as an important part of their schedule is why we do actionchurch each Sunday.  We want that to change.  We’re taking doing something about it…taking action.

What caught my attention (again) was the metephorical coupling of Churches and GM Dealerships.  We’ve been talking about that idea on this blog for several years now.

Two years ago I posted this:   Evangelicals and GM .

One Year ago, Josiah wrote this:   After 233+ years, why Church failed

A lot has happened over the last two years.  Many iconic car brands have disappeared.  Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac are no more.  What was unthinkable  has now become reality.  Who would have believed two years ago that General Motors would be bankrupt and at least partially owned and controlled by the UAW and the US Government.  To say that things can change rapidly is (I think) an understatement.

So what do you think has taken place in “Church world” over the last two years?  Are we still following the path of GM?  Are Churches on the road to comeback…or ruin?   I’d love to hear your thoughts…

2 thoughts on “(More) the Church and GM

  1. People restore cars don’t they? I think at some point in time people also try to restore their own or possibly some other persons life. They do it by example. Helping others, being the first to forgive and loving each other. I know how to restore a car, God knows how to restore people.

  2. Religion is going to become more personal than organized. I don’t have a problem with that, to be honest.